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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 13, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 13, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. Today Verizon confirmed that Jelly Bean will begin rolling out to the Galaxy S III starting tomorrow, so get ready for that to drop. Apple released its iTunes Best of 2012 list today, while Facebook rolled out a native app for Android, which can boast speeds that are twice as fast. Google has brought double tap functionality to its mobile ads, meaning that you no longer have to worry about accidentally clicking an ad, and a US court has found that the iPhone infringes on three MobileMedia patents, with those patents revealed later in the day.

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Verizon Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update official

Verizon Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update official

You folks out there working with the Samsung Galaxy S III on Verizon's 4G LTE network will be glad to know that it's been officially updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, this upgrade including no less than Google Now. The Google Now service is one of Google's most high-profile releases in the software upgrade world as far as Android goes at the moment and brings on a collection of update cards that give you information on your daily doings on the fly. This update also comes with more live camera filters.

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G LTE made official in Cobalt Black

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G LTE made official in Cobalt Black

This week the folks at Verizon have revealed the Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G LTE, the first version of the device to be released with full 4G LTE connectivity. This device has been revealed internationally and specifically released on AT&T with their HSPA+ 4G network, and is here coming in both white (already out in such a color) and the Verizon specific Cobalt Black on December 13th. This device will have largely the same specifications as we've already shown in the full Samsung Galaxy Camera review we've got up already but will very likely be working with some Verizon-specific apps.

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on with speed tests and benchmarks

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on with speed tests and benchmarks

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is ready for action on Verizon's 4G LTE network now, and what better way to usher in a new version of the device that's also out on several other networks than to do some speed tests and processor benchmarks? The big differences between the Samsung Galaxy Note II on Verizon and the competition's carrier networks is the speed at which it accesses data, the cost of the data therein, and of course the Verizon-specific apps (mostly for tracking your data and your data costs.) Other than that it's the same cool Galaxy Note II experience you've gotten used to on T-Mobile, AT&T, and internationally.

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Galaxy S III gets Jelly Bean 4.1.2 “Premium Suite” update

Galaxy S III gets Jelly Bean 4.1.2 “Premium Suite” update

Samsung has started rolling out the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update for international Galaxy S III users, bringing with it a series of features call the Premium Suite Upgrade. Galaxy users can now enjoy some features already available to Galaxy Note II users, such as multi-window view. Thus far, users in Poland, India, the UK, France, Sweden, Italy, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Algeria are seeing the update.

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Google’s Royal Nexus 4 Supply Miscalculation

Google’s Royal Nexus 4 Supply Miscalculation

When it became apparent not too long ago that the LG Nexus 4 was selling out of the Google Play online store faster than free bricks of gold, we immediately asked ourselves: was this by design, or was it a mistake? There are two possibilities that remain even after the information being reported today by no less than the head of mobile at LG UK has been released - even after Andy Coughlin spoke up with CNET about the fact that the device "had proven extremely popular" when it was released initially to Google Play. One possibility is that yes, indeed, Google simply did not expect so many devices to be sold, so they didn't order a supply to meet the demand - the other is more nefarious.

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ARCHOS GamePad hits Europe today, USA in 2013

ARCHOS GamePad hits Europe today, USA in 2013

The folks at ARCHOS have today announced retail availability for their new GamePad device for Europe with plans to unleash the device in the USA in the first quarter of 2013. This device is a sort of a gaming hybrid with physical controls on the sides of a center touchscreen display, this making it both a tablet and a personal gaming console. This machine will be released with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a collection of ARCHOS-added apps for a lovely gaming experience.

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Google Now updates with new travel features, expanded voice search

Google Now updates with new travel features, expanded voice search

Google Now, Google's own predictive search assistant, is already pretty great, but the company just made it even better, especially for frequent travelers. Google has added a feature that automatically tells you what the weather will be like at your destination, so you’ll know what type of clothes to pack before leaving for the airport or pulling out of the driveway for a road trip.

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Toshiba Excite 10 SE brings 10-inches of Tegra 3 for $350

Toshiba Excite 10 SE brings 10-inches of Tegra 3 for $350

The folks at Toshiba have come on strong with a new contender in the 10-inch tablet space this week with the Toshiba Excite 10 SE, complete with an AutoBrite HD screen at 1280 x 800 pixels and stereo speaker action. This machine closely resembles Toshiba's past tablet-sized offerings and comes with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and 16GB of internal storage - as well as a microSD card slot.

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AT&T Galaxy S III gets official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

AT&T Galaxy S III gets official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

AT&T has released Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Samsung's Galaxy S III, bringing the smartphone up to date with Swype, the new blocking mode, and other changes. Released via Samsung's Kies app, rather than as an OTA update, the much-anticipated software release also includes the Music Hub and tweaks to Facebook support on the phone, though any aesthetic changes are primarily masked by TouchWiz.

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